Old Testament: Ecclesiastes 5:10-20 (Pentecost 21: Series B )
A little or a lot, great is the joy of the child of God for the meaning of life is not defined by stuff, but rather by the cross.
Old Testament: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 (Pentecost 20: Series B )
God will establish justice and righteousness even in the midst of the most uncertain and evil times. This we know because of the hope based upon the promise.
Old Testament: Genesis 2:18-25 (Pentecost 19: Series B )
Man and woman together are complete. Apart, they are incomplete. The two correspond and form “one flesh” when combined in sexual relationships and as helpmates.
Old Testament: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 (Pentecost 18: Series B )
This complaining is a rejection of the LORD and all He has done to rescue them, guide them, and provide for them as He leads them to the Promised Land.
Old Testament: Jeremiah 11:18-20 (Pentecost 17: Series B )
The “Lamenter” does not ask to carry out the vengeance/action himself, rather He trusts the LORD God to take care of business.